After Moldova‘s second top 10 finish in the Eurovision Grand Final in as many years, DoReDos returned home as heroes. The “My Lucky Day” singers were even received by Moldovan president Igor Dodon, who hailed their result and promised to carry on supporting their music career.
The three members of DoReDos — Marina Djundyet, Sergiu Mita and Evgeny Andrianov — returned to Chisinau on Tuesday, and were received by family, friends, fans, and members of the press at the airport. The three singers, who told the journalists that they had hoped to crack the top 10 and were delighted to have managed to do just that, expressed their happiness and pride at representing their country well.
Despite no longer having their songwriter and mentor with them — Philipp Kirkorov was on a flight to his home country of Russia, where he is continuing his tour — DoReDos were in good spirits and overwhelmed by the amount of flowers and gifts that they got from their fans.
The next day, the three members of DoReDos were received by none other than Igor Dodon, the president of Moldova. In an enthusiastic post on Facebook, the latter sang their praises and vowed to continue his support for the trio. The president did not fail to mention that DoReDos took part in the contest under his patronage and that Philipp Kirkorov is a dear friend of his — which further cements his Russian leaning for the second year running. And although DoReDos did not receive medals like SunStroke Project did last year, they were still touched and proud to receive recognition at the highest level on their home soil.
DoReDos secured Moldova’s second top 10 result in a row
Moldova managed something that only Eurovision powerhouses Sweden and Italy did: back-to-back top 10 finishes. Thanks to a high-energy song and brilliant staging, DoReDos finished in tenth place despite some shade from the juries. Moreover, their highly memorable staging received the Buzz Award for best staging, as voted by the press. Inspired by a theatrical, comedy-of-errors story of a trio and amped up by Marina, Sergiu and Evgeny’s funny facial expressions, Moldova’s staging proves once again that you don’t need a big budget to elevate a song. The prop that they used, with the doors and windows, reportedly cost only 5,000 Euro. Other countries need to take note and get as creative as Moldova!
We would be remiss not to mention the fact that the vocals of DoReDos were also on point throughout the rehearsals, jury shows and the live broadcast, which unquestionably was a big plus. Both Russia and Romania rewarded DoReDos with 12 points in the televote, but Moldova also received 10 points from Italy and Israel. In total, Moldova received 209 points — 25 more than Albania, who finished in 11th place.
What do you think about Moldova’s result? Do you think that staging played an important part in DoReDos’ success? Let us know in the comments!